Reseacher

University of Bergen

Norway

August 15, 2021

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Reseacher UiB - Knowledge that shapes society

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Research scientist

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine, a full-time permanent position as Researcher (100 %). The position is external financed funded by the Trond Mohn foundation and currently part of the the project “The TMS Brain Research Initiative: Understanding Plasticity and Neural Circuit Dynamics in the Brain”. The project is led by Professor Clive Bramham of the Neuroscience Research Group. The Researcher will join an interdisciplinary team from the Department of Biomedicine, UiB, and the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, NTNU, Norway. The project has a temporary financing for four (4) years.

About the project/work tasks:

The project focuses on cell biological mechanisms of neuronal synaptic plasticity and involves:

  • Live cell imaging and analysis of synaptic function.
  • Development of methods for optical control of protein activity.
  • Analysis of intracellular protein trafficking using single molecule imaging techniques.
  • Single-particle tracking of receptors using quantum dots.
  • The Researcher will contribute to running a core facility in the Department of Biomedicine for wide field single-molecule localization microscopy, particle tracking, and TIRF imaging.
  • Qualifications and personal qualities:
  • The applicant must hold a relevant Norwegian PhD within cellular and molecular neuroscience, live-cell imaging or equivalent doctoral degree
  • The successful applicant must have experience with single-particle tracking of AMPA receptors in primary neuronal cultures.
  • The applicant must have experience with application of photodissociable Dronpa domains for optical regulation of protein activity in live neurons.
  • The applicant must have experience with use of cell membrane permeable peptide inhibitors of protein-protein interactions.
  • The applicant must have publications in the area live-cell neuronal imaging.
  • The applicant must be experienced in counseling, teaching, writing manuscripts and preferentially also grant applications.
  • personal skills, including abilities to work independently and cooperate within a research group will be evaluated.
  • the applicant must be motivated and responsible, and also have a great work capacity and enthusiasm for research.
  • the candidate must be fluent in written and oral English.
  • experience with international collaboration is an advantage.
  • We can offer:
  • a dynamic workplace for discovery and excellence in Neuroscience
  • salary pay grade 64 NOK 583 500 (code 1109/salary scale 24.8), specialist pay grade 66 NOK 604 700 (code 1109/salary scale 24.10) gross p.a. for a fulltime position; following ordinary meriting regulations
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits
  • Your application must include:
  • a brief letter of application stating your motivation for the position, why you are applying and why this position is perfect for you
  • an overview of your education and work experience (CV)
  • witnessed copies of diplomas and relevant certificates (applicants with education from other countries than Norway must enclose diplomas in both the original language and authorized translations)
  • publications and academic work (max 10) and a list of these
  • your PhD thesis (in PDF)
  • two referees (name and contact information)
  • It is very important that each of the scholarly works on which the committee should place special emphasis, is attached in its entirety.

    The following premise forms the basis for the post as research scientist:
  • the researcher will be a member of the research group of which the topic/project belongs to
  • the salary shall if possible be 100 % covered by external financing
  • the researcher shall actively contribute to attract external funding to the research project, both for her/his own position and other positions, from the Research Council of Norway, EU and other sources
  • the researcher is expected to have her/his research activity financed by the project of the researcher and the projects of the associated research group
  • the Head of Department may allocate work for the Researcher related to specific research projects
  • the researcher may participate in committee work and other administrative tasks within the University of Bergen
  • the researcher has no teaching duties, but is expected to supervise master students and PhD candidates when this is a natural part of the research activity of the research group
  • the researcher may apply for competence promotion according to the regulations for promotions
  • the basis for the position ceases if no further project funding and new law on state officials etc. on dismissal and preferential rights will be applied to permanent employees
  • General information:

    Further information about the position can be obtained from: Professor Clive Bramham, phone: +47 55586032 or e-mail: clive.bramham@uib.no

    The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.

    The University of Bergen applies the principles of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named in the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.

    For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

    About The University of Bergen

    The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution, organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.

    There are five departments and seven centres at Faculty of Medicine.

    Read More about the faculty and departments.

    Deadline

    15th August 2021

    Employer

    University of Bergen

    Municipality

    Bergen

    Scope

    Fulltime (1 jobs) Fulltime (%)

    Duration

    Permanent

    Place of service

    Bergen

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